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  • Quilting & Sewing Gifts For Men

    Top Gifts To Quilt & Sew Men

    Finding great quilting and sewing ideas for men can be hard, but we've got you covered. Whether the man you need a gift for is a lover of sports, fishing, hunting, or just spending cozy nights on the couch, he will love to get these gifts!

    1. A Quilt Fit For A Man Cave: This sports themed quilt is perfect for a hockey lover. Great as a wall hanging in the living room or laid over his favorite chair. Get started on great, masculine quilts with Man Cave Quilts.

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    2. A Game To Play: Create this fun set - a quilt, pillows, and a wall hanging that acts as a game board too! He will love the idea of bringing the quilt out of the bedroom and into the den for game night, plus it will be a fun new holiday tradition to bond and play checkers together! Create this great gift for the guy on your list with Butterfly At The Crossroads ePattern.

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    3.  A Quilt For The Outdoorsman: Does he love hunting, or just love being outdoors? Then this blanket will be great for him. Choose realistic patterns to create a vibrant, special quilt he will love to show his friends! Get started on this great gift now with Best of Fons & Porter.

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    4.  A Wall Hanging For The Fisherman: If he loves fishing, then he will love this thoughtful wall hanging. You'll love making them, too - these mini quilts are perfect quick projects to showcase your skills or just to celebrate the love of quilts. Create this gift he will love with Best of Fons & Porter: Quilt Lover's Gifts.

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    5.  An Easygoing Flannel Quilt: Join the recycling revolution - Flannel shirts are so soft to wear, and they make an even cozier blanket! Get with the guy on your list to turn his old flannel shirts into something new, or stop by your local charity shops for materials. He will love the special, yet timeless design from Easy Timeless Quilts.Flannel Quilt For Men

    6.  Pillows Inspired By Nature: These pillows will be great for adding a nice touch to his favorite room in the house. Men who love nature and hunting will enjoy the fun designs with deer and trees, plus they'll be great pillows for naps! Create these easy-to-sew fleece pillows with Fleece at Home.

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  • Quilting & Sewing Gifts For Boys

    Top Gifts To Quilt & Sew For Boys

    Quilt and sew gifts boys will love!  Put your quilting and sewing skills to use this year to create the perfect gifts for all the young boys in your group of friends and family! There's something to make for any boy, regardless of age or interests. Whether he likes cars and racing, fishing and exploring, or imaginative play, you can create the perfect gift for him this season!

    1. A Fun Dinosaur Quilt: Let his imagination run wild with this fun quilt, featuring his favorite herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores! Great to throw over his bed or hang on the wall. Good news for you - this great quilt is easy and quick to make! Start on the perfect gift for a young boy with Best of Fons & Porter: Beginner Friendly Quilts.

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    2. A Whimsical Turtle Backpack: You can't find backpacks like this in store - he will be so excited to take it school and show to all his friends! This fun animal backpack will also be great for sleepovers and weekend trips! Send him to school with the cutest backpack with Woodland Creatures Backpacks.

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    3. A Set Of Fun Sock Puppets: Sew these fun sock puppets for him and watch with delight when he opens them and puts on a show for everyone in the room. Or enlist his help to make them super special! A great project to bond over, and a great gift. Don't wait - you can start on this gift now with the ePattern!

    Sock Puppets For Boys

     

    4. A Racing Themed Quilt: Perfect for the kid who loves cars and racing! Make him this unique quilt to throw on his bed or hang on his wall. Start on this great gift for young boys now with Man Cave Quilts.

    Racing Quilt For Boys

     

    5. Fun Fish Pillows: A future oceanographer (or anyone little boy who loves fishing) will be enchanted with these flashy fleece pillows. Choose his favorite colors to make them super special! Great to pile on the bed - and great for pillow fights! Create great gifts for the boy on your list now with this ePattern.

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    6. A Dog Themed Bed Set: Any boy who loves dogs will love this bed set!  Great for cuddling up on after a long day of playing together. Start on this great gift now with Room By Room Quilts. 

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    7. A Firetruck Pillow: What little boy wouldn't love this fun fire truck pillow? Featuring red ticking fabric and bright primary fleece accents, it's sure to be a hit with the future fireman in your family. Start on this great gift idea now with the ePattern.

    Fire Truck Pillow For Boys

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  • Quilting & Sewing Gifts For Teen Girls

    Top Gifts To Quilt & Sew Teen Girls

    Don't stress over buying the right gift for the teenage girl in your life! You can use your quilting and sewing skills to create a perfect, thoughtful gift for any teen girl, whether she's an animal lover or a tech junkie.

    1. A Personalized T-Shirt Quilt:  Teenagers love the idea of having a t-shirt quilt full of their favorite memories, plus it's a great way for you to spend time with the teenage girl in your life! Bond over choosing t-shirts filled with memories to use as fabric - shirts from sporting events, school, concerts, summer camp, or a combination of all these.  The result will be a very special gift and fun time spent together! Get started today with T-Shirt Quilts.

    T Shirt Quilt For Teen Girls

    2. A Quirky Animal Pillow:  She will love these adorable animal pillows!  Choose her favorite animal and sew it today - all her friends will be jealous when they come over and see these cute creatures sitting on her bed! Create a gift any teen girl would love to get with Sew Your Own Pet Pillow.

    Pet Pillow For Teen Girls

    3. A Fun Tablet Cover:  Store bought tablet covers can't compare to the fun design of this tablet cover - the teen girl in your life will love it! Choose bold patterns and bright colors to make it pop. She will love how cute it is, and the added benefit it has of keeping her tablet screen safe! This tablet cover is the perfect gift for any teen girl - create it today with Quilt Tablet Covers.

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    4. A Cute Pillow:  Everyone loves pillows, and teen girls can never have enough plush pillows decorating their beds!  Choose bright colors and soft fabrics to create a pillow she will love to add to her room!  Get started on your creating adorable pillows for all the teen girls in your life with Pillows! Best of Sew News.

    Pillows For Teen Girls

    5. A Graphic Quilt:  The black and white prints and pops of pink used in this quilt make it perfect for a teenage girl!  Surprise her with a quilt she will love to hang on her wall or throw over her bed. Create great gifts for teen girls today with Quilts For Kids: From Crib To College.
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    6. A Whimsical Cell Phone Case:  This cute owl case will be great for holding a teen girl's cell phone or sunglasses. She will love the quirky design and how it keeps her valuables safe.    Create fun gifts for teen girls this season with Sew Crafty Critters.
    Cell Case For Teen Girls

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  • Quilting & Sewing Gifts For Girls

    Top Gifts To Quilt & Sew For Girls

    This year, don't buy a gift for the little girl in your life - make one. Use your quilting and sewing skills to make something special for her. There's something for every girl here regardless of ages or interest -  whether she likes baby dolls and purses or wild animals and adventure.

    1. A Three Dimensional Animal Backpack: Sew a backpack unlike anything you can find in store - she will love this fun owl bag! Great to take to school or to sleepovers! Go the extra mile by filling it with a picture book or two about owls and other woodland creatures. Get started on this gift she will love with Woodland Creatures Backpacks.

    Owl Backpack For Girls

     

    2. A Cozy, Starry Blanket: Young girls will love the bright colors and cozy fleece of this blanket! Great for throwing over the bed, taking to sleepovers, building forts, or whatever else she might get into! Sew this gift that kids will love with Fleece at Home.

    Starry Blanket For Girls

    3. A Kid-Friendly Purse: Little girls will love feeling like an adult when they carry this whimsical animal purse. The cross-body strap makes the bag easy to hold on to and hard to lose, and her hands will be free! Create this cute bag for the girl in your life with Crafty Critters.
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    4. Fun Flower Pillows: Everyone loves a bed full of pillow, and young girls are no exception! Sew these colorful flowery pillows to add to her collection - perfect for relaxing and pillow fights! Great news: You can start on this gift right now with the Flower Power ePattern!

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    5. A Puppy Purse: This utterly charming purse would certainly delight a little girl. Soft fur fabric makes this little "Scottie" irresistible to pet, while a rhinestone strap and collar add a fun touch of glittery elegance. Great for playing dress up! Get started on making this great gift for the little girl in your life with the ePattern.

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    5. A Little Doll Set: Use your sewing skills to make a fun little bed for dolls. Great for playing on the go! Choose fun patterns and colors to add your special touch and make a gift you know your little girl will love! Give her the perfect gift with Best Of Fons & Porter: Quilt Lover's Gifts.
    Doll Set For Girls

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  • Quilting & Sewing Gifts For Teen Guys

    Top Gifts To Quilt & Sew Teen Guys

    Are you looking to quilt or sew gifts for teenage boys? When it comes to gift giving, teen guys are always some of the hardest people to please, whether you're buying or making a gift. These unique quilting and sewing designs are here to save the day! Use these unexpected designs to create the perfect gift for any teen guy, whether he likes music, sports, cars, or art.

    1. An Unexpected Quilt: To create the perfect quilt for a teen guy, choose edgy and unique patterns to suit his interest. This musical quilt is perfect for the teen guy who will not put down the guitar. Also great as a wall hanging! Create gifts teen guys will love with Best of Fons & Porter Easy Collection.

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    2. Route 66 Pillows:  Everyone loves pillows, and teen guys who are into cars will be eager to add these to their rooms.  These unique pillows are sewn with black and white denim for an unexpected and masculine twist. Bonus: You can get started on this great gift for teen guys today with the ePattern.

    Pillows For Teen Guys

    3. A Personalized T-Shirt Quilt:  Teenagers love the idea of having a t-shirt quilt full of their favorite memories, plus it's a great way for you to spend time with the teenage guy in your life! Bond over choosing t-shirts filled with memories to use as fabric - shirts from sporting events, school, concerts, summer camp, or a combination of all these.  The result will be to create a very special gift and fun time spent together! Get started today with T-Shirt Quilts.

    T Shirt Quilt For Teen Guys

    4. An artsy pillow:  The artistic teen guy will love this abstract, fun pillow. Choose bold, exciting patterns to create a perfectly unique pillow for him.  Great to add to the bed, and one day take to college! Create fun teen gifts for teen guys now with Quilt Blocks Go Wild.

    Artsy Pillow For Teen Guys
    5. A sporty quilt:   Teen guys who love watching or playing football will love this football themed quilt. Great to take on the go to games or throw over the couch to decorate. Create guy-friendly quilts to gift this season with Man Cave Quilts.

    Sporty Quilt For Teen Guys

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  • Quilting & Sewing Gifts For Baby

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    Baby gift ideas to quilt and sew have never been this adorable.  Use your quilting and sewing skills to create the perfect gifts for your youngest family and friends this season. These handmade gifts will be loved by baby and parents alike!

    1. A Modern Baby Quilt: New parents will adore this unexpected, beautiful quilt design, and baby will love the bright colors and bold patterns. Create it in bright blue for a boy, hot pink for a girl, or use other bright and fun colors like lime green or orange! Get started on this stunning quilt for baby today with Lap & Throw Quilts.

    Modern Quilt For Baby

     

    2. A Set Of Fun, Soft Blocks: This adorable gift is certain to garner a roomful of "oohs" and "ahhs.". Not only will these add to a baby's room decor, but also to the toy collection. The blocks feature animal images as well as alphabets to start baby on his or her way to creative learning, plus they're soft and safe! Bonus: You can get started on this gift right now with the ePattern.

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    3. An Adorable Hooded Kitty Blanket:  Baby's catnap will be a cozy one when he or she is wrapped in this hooded blanket featuring an appliqued kitty face. Great for cute photos, too! Sew the perfect, cozy gift for baby with Soft & Cuddly Fleece For Baby.

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    4. An Personalized Little Quilt:  The bright colors and soft fabrics of this quilt will bring plenty of giggles from Baby, as well as happy smiles from Mom. Great as a blanket, soft play mat, or wall hanging! Create the best gifts for baby this season with Baby, It's You!

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    5. A Fun Diaper Bag and Changing Pad:  Baby and parents can be prepared for anything with this cute set! These hand-sewn travel necessities are the perfect set to take along. The tote can hold one or two diapers, a bottle, and a pacifier. Roll up the panda pad, great for naps and changing, and it fits right in the tote, too! Get started on this great gift today with Easy Fleece For Baby.

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    6. A Fun Pillow:  This bright and comfortable pillow would be a great addition to a baby boy's room. Accented with playful fringe and made from cushy fleece, it's bound to come to the rescue when baby need a pillow to cuddle. Create great gifts for baby - get started today with Easy Fleece For Baby.
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    7. A Cute Bib:  Sew baby a cute little bib to protect his or her clothes during meal-time! Choose fun patterns and colors to add your own special touch.  Get started on baby's gift now with Gooseberry Patch: Sweetly Stitched For Kids. 
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    8. A Charming Quilt & Diaper Bag:  Sew New parents will love this confident and cute diaper bag, and baby will love the cozy matching blanket. Make this great gift, and everyone wins - including you when you experience the ease and convenience of making this set from Quilting With Precuts.
    Quilted Diaper Bag and Blanket For Baby

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  • Crochet Gifts For Your Dog

    Top Gifts To Crochet Dogs

    Crochet a gift for every member of the family this Christmas, pets included!  Dogs and puppies will love playing with new dog toys or sleeping on a new dog bed.  Show your appreciation for man's best friend with these creative gifts - from fun to cozy.

    1. Cozy, Shiny Sweaters & More: Whether your dog would rather wear a cozy sweater, an adorable bandana, or a classic collar, they'll love these warm crochet gifts. You'll love these gifts even more because they're crocheted with special light-reflecting thread to help keep your pets safe! Get started on great gifts for your dog with Light-Reflecting Fashions.

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    2. Their Very Own Stocking: Your dog will love to have its own stocking this year! Hang this cute stocking along with the rest of your family stockings, and fill it with treats and toys!  Crochet this special stocking now with Treasury Of Holiday Crochet.

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    3. Crochet Balls To Chase: Don't buy dog toys from the store this year - play fetch with these crochet balls. This Christmas gift for your dog will provide hours of fun for the whole family!  Start creating them today with Teach Me To Crochet.

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    4. A Comfy Bed For Cold Nights: Give your dog the gift of cozy comfort this year with this crochet dog bed! They will love this gift! Crochet it now with Sweet Pet Comforts.

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    5. A Fun Toy For Tug-O-War: Crochet gifts your dogs will love to play with this year. These cute toys patterns have even cuter designs for matching blankets that your pet will love to cuddle up with! Create the set now with Cuddles To Crochet For Pets.

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  • Crochet Gifts For Your Cat

    Crochet Gifts For Cats

    Crochet gifts for every member of the family this year, including your pets!  Show your favorite kitty love with these fun and cozy gifts. They will love them almost as much as they love playing with your yarn while you make them!

    1. A  Crochet Ball to Chase: Whether old or young, your cat will not be able to resist this catnip infused crochet toy! It combines two of cats favorite things: balls and yarn. They'll love to chase it and bat it back and forth! Give your cats what they want this season with Sweet Pet Comforts.

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    2. A Stocking of Their Own: Your cat will love to have its own stocking this year! Hang this cute stocking along with the rest of your family stockings, and fill it with treats and toys for kitty!  Crochet this special stocking now with Treasury Of Holiday Crochet.
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    3. A Cozy Basket For Winter Nights: Kitty will love to sleep all day in this cozy crochet basket. The yarn and fabric will smell just like home as you make it, so your cat will fall in love immediately! Create this soft, sturdy cat bed now with Baskets.

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    4. A Fun Fish Toy & Blanket: Don't buy cat toys this season, crochet your own! Your cat will love to bat around these soft handmade fish toys and then curl up for a nap on the whimsy matching blanket. Add catnip for extra fun! Get started on crochet gifts for your cat now with  Cuddles to Crochet For Pets.
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  • Knit Gifts For Teenage Girls

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    Teenage girls can be hard to shop for - the trends and fashions are always changing! Make her a personal, handmade gift she'll love with your knitting skills!

    1. Unique cases for her tech: These knit cases are perfect for busy students or casual dorm living - teenage girls will love getting this knit gift! They're cute, but also soft so they will keep phones, tablets, and laptops safe. Create the perfect knit gift today with Campus Knits.

    Knit Tech Holders For Teen Girls

    2. Cozy knit boot socks: Any teenage girl would love these trendy knit socks! Great for wear with her favorite boots, and also cozy on cold winter days. Knit a pair or two in her favorite colors to keep her feet warm all winter! Get started on your knit gifts with the Oval Loom Set.

     

    Knit Socks For Teenage Girls

    3. A modern slouchy hat: Hats like these are everywhere this winter - give the teenage girl in your life a special handmade one instead of buying one. She will love the fashionable style and warm yarn.  This holiday season, give her The Comforts of Knitting.

    Knit Hat For Teenage Girls

    4. A chunky knit bracelet: She might already have knit hats, scarves, and gloves .. So add color and sparkle to her life with unique knit jewelry. Use your knitting skills, embroidery floss, and beads to create perfect knit gift, following the easy directions in Beaded Bracelets To Knit.

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    5. A bright and sporty headband: Headbands are a fun and trendy style during the winter. Teenage girls love that they keep their ears warm while being cute. Knit one she will love in her favorite color, while you learn Knitting in the Round.
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    6. An urban messenger bag: This felted knit bag is hip and has plenty of space for everything a teenage girl would want to carry! She will love this knit gift for taking to school or on weekend trips. Get started on your knit gifts now with Awesome Knits For Guys & Chicks.
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    7. A quirky panda hat: Animal hats are all the rage - this knit hat will set the teenage girl in your life apart from the crowd. All her friends will be jealous, plus it will keep her ears warm! Create the perfect knit gifts and expand your skills with I Can't Believe I'm Loom Knitting.

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    7. A cozy knit set: Knit her a whole matching set for the holidays - a headband, scarf, and boot-cuffs.  Choose yarn in her favorite color, or select a neutral color so she can wear the set with anything! She will be delighted with all the cute outfits she can make. Knit the perfect gifts for any teenage girl with Cozy Fashion Accents.

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  • Make Seasonal Magnets from Bountiful Wonders Coloring Book

    It's great fun to bring out seasonal decorations; let Leisure Arts' #6993 - Bountiful Wonders Color Art for Everyone help to brighten your home with an autumnal theme! The familiarity of old treasures combined with a new season can get one excited for many annual celebrations.  This year, why not try incorporating some newly made decorations along with your love of coloring? Using and sharing your creativity makes your craft come alive! Enjoy your coloring and pass it on: love it, make it, share it!

    If you haven't seen Leisure Arts' new Bountiful Wonders Color Art for Everyone coloring book you haven't seen some outstanding designs. It has gorgeous thematic pages filled with drawings that include leaves, pumpkins, turkeys, gourds, and beautiful decorative patterns. I fell in love with it and knew right away that I must incorporate my coloring in to a new seasonal project. I had saved a pin from Pinterest that was the perfect answer to my search for something new to create.

    Fabulous fall foliage plus harvest homage add a special homecoming for this season of giving! Leisure Arts #6993 - Bountiful Wonders Color Art for Everyone. Fabulous fall foliage plus an homage to an abundant harvest add a special homecoming theme for this season of giving! Leisure Arts' #6993 - Bountiful Wonders Color Art for Everyone.

    My new seasonal creation were magnets using at least one of my completed coloring book pages from #6993 - Bountiful Wonders Color Art for Everyone. But to make it a bit more fun, I liked the idea presented in this pin by Average But Inspired showing how to use small paint canvases to help create your magnet.

    Colored leaves using markers. Add more depth to your images with extra dots and strokes. Colored leaves using markers. Add more depth to your images with extra dots and strokes.

    Small paint canvases shown below are 2-inch square board canvases, or 2.5-inch stretched canvases. The board canvases came in black; the stretch canvases were unpainted.

    Two different types of mini canvases. On the left, a board canvas and on the right, a stretched canvas. Two different types of mini canvases. On the left, several board canvases and on the right, one stretched canvas.

    I got the idea of cutting out some of the finished colored leaves from my page instead of cutting a square section of the page for adhering to the canvas. Having individual leaves lets you decide how the leaves will be positioned on the canvas.

    Images from my colored page were cut and measured for each canvas. Images from my colored page were cut and measured for each canvas.

    Having imagined the finished product, I experimented by painting one of my stretch canvases first with acrylic paint before mounting any of the colored leaves onto it. I adhered my coloring book leaves onto the canvases using Mod Podge® by Plaid. Add at least one more coat of Mod Podge® over the canvases; let each coat dry in between applications.

    Now to make your canvases into magnets...turn them over. You can see by their very construction that they are different from each other. The stretch canvas is truly stretched over a wooden frame. The board canvas is a solid piece of board covered with canvas. Purchase your magnets from a craft store.

    On the back of each canvas, one or two magnets were glue on using E6000. On the back of each canvas, one or two magnets were glued on using E6000.

    Helpful hint: The placement of my magnets differ between the stretch canvas and the board canvases. Why? It wasn't a functional reason; the stretch canvas isn't heavier requiring two magnets. It was a visual reason. If I placed one magnet centered on one side of the wooden frame, I could see the top of it when I turned the frame over facing right-side up. It just bothered me to see the round magnet showing above the canvas. So before the glue set, I repositioned the magnet to one corner and then added another magnet in the opposite corner.

    Pretty and useful home decor with a seasonal touch - marvelous leaf magnets! Pretty and useful home or office decor with a seasonal touch - marvelous leaf magnets!

    This project made me happy; it made me smile because I transformed a coloring book page that I truly enjoyed creating into something else that could be shared. Even if the magnets are not given as gifts, by using them in your home or office setting you are sharing them. You are giving a bit of your artistic self to others for everyone's enjoyment.

    Now I have my eyes set on making more themed canvas magnets. Can't wait for the next season coming up!

    See you next time -

    Martha

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